WHAT: Huck Finn School Summer Camps

WHERE: The Island Club, 1423 Henessey St., Sullivan’s Island

WHEN:  Various summer weeks

MORE INFO: Registration is open for Huck Finn School summer camp programs. Beginning June 10 through Aug. 9 for ages 5-13. Themed camp weeks teach woodworking, metal-forging, art, music, survival skills, and leather work, bringing back the time-honored techniques and skills that lead to a lifetime of confidence and mastery. Visit for description and registration info.


WHAT: Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South

WHERE: Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

WHEN: Oct. 19 – March 2

MORE INFO: An unprecedented exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, professor of political science, both of whom are on the faculty of the College of Charleston. For info visit



WHAT: Memoir Writing Circle 

WHERE: Poe Branch Library

WHEN: 10:30 a.m.

MORE INFO: Come and share your stories. 843.883.3914.



WHAT: Toddler Storytime

WHERE: Poe Branch Library

WHEN: 10:30 a.m.

MORE INFO: Enjoy picture books, flannel board fun, sing-a-longs, poetry and activities that encourage language skills. (Ages 2-3 with adult) 843.883.3914.



WHAT: Toddler Days

WHERE: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

WHEN: 10-11 a.m.

MORE INFO: Toddler Day classes are designed for toddlers (18 months – 3 years) and a parent, grandparent, or friend to play and explore in The Charleston Museum. With a focus on developing fine motor skills, each program includes four craft projects as well as finger paints, a puppet stage, a sandbox, and more. $6 Members/$9 Non-Members. To register visit



WHAT: Mah Jongg Nights (adults)

WHERE: Poe Branch Library

WHEN: 5:30-8 p.m.

MORE INFO: Learn to play the fun and fast-paced game of American Mah Jongg. Beginners welcome. 843.883.3914.


WHAT: Jazz Night

WHERE: The Refuge, IOP

WHEN: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

MORE INFO: The Todd Beals Trio hosts jazz every Thursday night.Traditional swing tunes, ballads and bossa novas. Singers & horn players welcome. For info visit



WHAT: Board Game Afternoon (family)

WHERE: Poe Branch Library

WHEN: 2-4 p.m.

MORE INFO: Come play with our games or bring your own. 843.883.3914.


Third Friday of the Month

WHAT: Homeschool History Days

WHERE: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

WHEN: 10-11 a.m.

MORE INFO: A special program for home schooling families. These programs feature one of our field trip classes, a chance to go through the Museum, and an activity. Free with paid admission. To register visit



Saturday, Feb. 2

WHAT: Save the Light Half Marathon & 5K

WHERE: Folly Beach Pier

WHEN: 8:30 a.m.

MORE INFO: Save the Light, Inc. partners with CCPRC for second annual race benefitting Morris Island Lighthouse. Both USATF-certified races begin and end near the Folly Beach Pier. Half marathon is a run-only event; the 5K is open to runners and walkers. To register visit  or call 843.795.4386.


WHAT: DIY Crafts (children)

WHERE: Poe Branch Library

WHEN: 10 a.m.

MORE INFO: Join Ms. Carrie to make fun seasonal paper and felt crafts. 843.883.3914.



Thursday, Feb. 7

WHAT: Chinese New Year Mah Jongg (adults)

WHERE: Poe Branch Library

WHEN: 5:30-8 p.m.

MORE INFO: Celebrate the Year of the Pig with our American Mah Jongg gamers. Call to reserve your spot 843.883.3914.


Friday, Feb. 8

WHAT: Luncheon with Garden Historian Linda Holder

WHERE: Capt. James Mission House, 40 East Bay St.

WHEN: 11:30-2 p.m.

MORE INFO: White House garden historian Linda Holden, will provide an intimate look at Rachel “Bunny” Mellon’s horticultural legacy. Bunny and her husband, Paul Mellon, one of the wealthiest men in America, maintained homes in New York, Cape Cod, Nantucket, Antigua, and Upperville, Virginia, and she designed the gardens at all of them. She also designed the Rose Garden and the East Garden at the White House, at the request of President Kennedy, and the gardens at both the Paris home and the château of couturier Hubert de Givenchy. Hosted by the Historic Charleston Foundation. Visit for tickets.


WHAT: Magnetic South

WHERE: Recital Hall, Simmons Center for the Arts

WHEN: 7:30 p.m.

MORE INFO: A collaborative project between the College of Charleston Department of Music and the Charleston Symphony. Contemporary classical music concert featuring Stravinsky’s “A Soldier’s Tale,” with faculty members Robert Taylor as narrator and Evan Parry as the devil, along with Lukas Foss’ setting of Wallace Stevens’ “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird,” featuring soprano Kayleen Sanchez. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door, by calling 843.723.7528, ext. 110, or online at


WHAT: Valentines Cookie Decorating

WHERE: The Spice & Tea Exchange of Charleston

WHEN: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

MORE INFO: Join Marilyn Markel, Spice and Tea Exchange manager and recipe contributor to The Island Eye News for cookie decorating. Each guest receives a free cookie canvas. Visit for details.



Saturday, Feb. 9

WHAT: Sullivan’s Fire & Rescue Oyster Roast

WHERE: Big Tin/Fish Fry Shack

WHEN: 5-8 p.m.

MORE INFO: Proceeds of the annual oyster roast benefit the Sullivan’s Island Fire & Rescue Squad. All-you-can-eat oysters with other food and beverages for purchase. Tickets are $40 in advance at the Fire Station, Town Hall, Harris Teeter and Simmons Seafood. $45 at the door. Details on-line at


WHAT: Doggie Day at The Rec

WHERE: IOP Rec Center

WHEN: 9 a.m.-noon

MORE INFO: All things health and wellness for your dog.

IOP dog license sales, vaccinations & microchip. FREE pet photos & dog show contest.

STAR Therapy announces Canine Good Citizenship test on site. Individual testing elements can be found at More info on the event at


Saturday, Feb. 9

WHAT: STAR Therapy Dogs (children)

WHERE: Poe Branch Library

WHEN: 10:30 a.m.

MORE INFO: Read to a furry friend. 843.883.3914.



Monday, Feb. 11

WHAT: IOP Clean Up Crew

WHERE: Sign-ins at by city restrooms/showers, 1100 block of Palm Blvd.

WHEN: 5:30 p.m.

MORE INFO: Isle of Palms Cleanup Crew holds trash sweeps the second Monday of each month during off-season. Volunteers clean at least 30 minutes, and afterward can gather at a local restaurant. City parking free in off-season. Follow Isle of Palms Cleanup Crew on Facebook for more.


Tuesday, Feb. 12

WHAT: POE-etry Writers Group (adults)

WHERE: Poe Branch Library

WHEN: 10:30 a.m.

MORE INFO: Gather with fellow poets to share and improve your work. 843.883.3914.



Friday, Feb. 15

WHAT: Fashion For Feathers

WHERE: Hotel Bennett, 404 King St.

WHEN: 12-2 p.m.

MORE INFO: Audubon South Carolina’s inaugural fashion show luncheon at SEWE. Celebrate the beauty of birds and take in a runway of trendsetting looks from Beckett Boutique, Brackish Bowties, Croghan’s Jewel Box, M. Dumas and Sons and IBU, while enjoying fine wine and delicious food prepared by “Top Chef” alum Michael Sichel. Tickets $125/person, $1,000/Table of 8. Visit for details.


WHAT: Valentine Fete and Silent Auction

WHERE: Stella Maris Catholic Church

WHEN: 7:30-11 p.m.

MORE INFO: Catered food & drinks, silent auction, and dancing fun with entertainer Ronnie Johnson. Tickets are $50 per person, $80 per couple. For tickets or sponsor opportunities contact



Friday, Feb. 15-17

WHAT: Southeastern Wildlife Expo

WHERE: Various locations throughout Charleston

WHEN: 9 a.m.- evening

MORE INFO: SEWE is a 3-day showcase of everything wildlife and nature. It brings together people of all ages, men and women, sportsmen and conservationists, artists and artisans, fans and families. Through an incredible lineup of events – from fine art exhibits, conservation education, sporting demonstrations and parties, SEWE invites us all to explore our “wild” side and pay tribute to our naturally beautiful world. For event info and tickets visit



Saturday, Feb. 16

WHAT: Folding Birds (family)

WHERE: Poe Branch Library

WHEN: 10:30 a.m.

MORE INFO: Learn to turn a square piece of paper into a variety of birds with the Japanese art of origami. All ages. 843.883.3914.


WHAT: Beach Lovers Book Club: The Indigo Girl (adults)

WHERE: Poe Branch Library

WHEN: 10:30 a.m.

MORE INFO: Come for a discussion of The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd. Light refreshments provided. 843.883.3914.


WHAT: How to be a Purple Martin Landlord

WHERE: Poe Branch Library

WHEN: 10:30 a.m.

MORE INFO: In conjunction with Southeastern Wildlife Expo, join Isle of Palm’s Mary Pringle and Audubon South Carolina’s Jennifer McCarthey Tyrrell for an informative workshop on how to set up and maintain a Purple Martin Colony. Purple Martins nest exclusively in manmade structures, and they’re in decline and need your help. Space is limited. Visit to register. 843.883.3914.



Thursday, Feb. 21

WHAT: H.L. Hunley: yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

WHERE: Ft. Moultrie Visitor Center

WHEN: 6 p.m.

MORE INFO: Battery Gadsden Cultural Center hosts Frank Johnson, Programs and Outreach Manager for Friends of the Hunley, presenting discoveries about the H.L. Hunley’s design and clues that have been pieced together in the effort to solve the mystery of its sinking. Event is free and open to the public. For details visit


WHAT: Wine, Women & Shoes

WHERE: Hotel Bennett

WHEN: 6-9:30 p.m.

MORE INFO: Florence Crittenton Programs of SC annual fundraiser, presented by Morgan Stanley. Event features wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, fashion show, designer shopping, auction and raffles. For tickets visit


Friday, Feb. 22

WHAT: Easy Empanadas

WHERE: Spice & Tea Exchange of Charleston

WHEN: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

MORE INFO: Learn how easy it is to make empanadas ahead of time and pop in the oven for easy entertaining. Marilyn Markel, Spice and Tea Exchange manager and recipe contributor to the Island Eye News, will demonstrate empanada assembly at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Visit for details.



Saturday, Feb. 23

WHAT: Bird Jam: A benefit for Crab Bank

WHERE: Sewee Outpost, Awendaw

WHEN: 6 p.m.

MORE INFO: A diverse selection of original music from near and far in a family friendly outdoor, listening room environment. Good music, good grub, good people. Rain or shine. Event proceeds will benefit the Crab Bank renourishment project. For details visit


WHAT: Soul of the Lowcountry 4th Annual Oyster Roast

WHERE: Sunlean, 3211 Eenjy Lane, Johns Island

WHEN: 1-4 p.m.

MORE INFO: Proceeds from this event and the silent auction support Soul of the Lowcountry, the education and outreach program of Lowcountry Land Trust. Tickets are $40, kids 12 and under are free. Visit or call 843.410.0677.


WHAT: Home Team BBQ Rock the Block 2019

WHERE: Home Team BBQ Downtown

WHEN: 11 a.m.-6 pm.

MORE INFO: Benefitting Hogs for the Cause, free admittance for live music & family fun. Donations appreciated at entrance. Food & Drink available for purchase. VIP tickets $95 per person, VIP kid tickets $25 per person. Visit for details.


Tuesday, Feb. 26

WHAT: POE-etry Writers Group (adults)

WHERE: Poe Branch Library

WHEN: 10:30 a.m.

MORE INFO: Gather with fellow poets to share and improve your work. 843.883.3914.




Wednesday, Mar. 27-Apr. 28

WHAT: CSOL Symphony Designer Showhouse

WHERE: 16 Rutledge Ave.

WHEN: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m., CLOSED EASTER

MORE INFO: The house is generously provided by Wendy and Allen Gibson and represented by Margaret and Richard von Werssowetz of Handsome Properties.

Charleston Home + Design Magazine is the media partner of the 2019 CSOL Symphony Designer Showhouse. All proceeds benefit the Charleston Symphony and CSOL Music Scholarships. $20 advance tickets available Jan. 14-Mar. 13 online Tickets at the door will be available beginning March 14 for $25 each.


Friday, Mar. 15-17

WHAT: 16th Annual Charleston Antique Show

WHERE: Gaillard Center

WHEN: Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

MORE INFO: The Historic Charleston Foundation presents their annual showcase of 17th to mid–century modern English, European, and American period furnishings, decorative arts & fine art, architectural elements, garden furniture, vintage jewelry, silver and more. $20 per person provides unlimited admission all 3 days. There are no single day tickets. for details.



Thursday, Mar. 28

WHAT: Lily Pulitzer, Girls Night Out

WHERE: Citadel Beach Club at Wild Dunes

WHEN: 6-9 p.m.

MORE INFO: In partnership with the Wild Dunes Resort, benefitting the SC Aquarium Sea Turtle Care Center, evening features a fashion show highlighting Lily’s 2019 Resort Collection. Wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres. $60 ticket includes reusable Lily tote swag bag. Aquarium members receive $10 discount. Visit for details.


Friday, Mar. 29-30

WHAT: Mozart’s Requiem

WHERE: Gaillard Center

WHEN: 7:30 p.m.

MORE INFO: The CSO Chorus joins the Charleston Symphony for a monumental rendition of Mozart’s Requiem, the final composition of Mozart’s life, and one of the most famous works ever written. Dr. Robert Taylor, CSO Chorus Director; Ken Lam, Conductor. For tickets visit


WHAT: 5th Annual Charleston Bluegrass Festival

WHERE: Charleston Woodlands, 4279 Ashley River Rd.

WHEN: Fri. noon-11 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-11 p.m.

MORE INFO: A family friendly camping event featuring 3 stages of national and regional bluegrass, outdoor recreation and a diverse selection of local food & beverage options. it will be a constant stream of amazing music to delight the senses. Info and tickets at

IOP Rec. Calendar

Isle of Palms Recreation Center 843-886-8294 Sand Sculpting Competition Saturday, May 28 9am at Front Beach Isle of Palms Categories for competition include Children (14 & under), Young Adult (15 – 20), Family (1 adult and 1 child), Adult (21 and older). Award categories include Most Creative, Best Architecture and Best in Show. Free. …

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